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for israel, and for the u.s., now? >> well, if you look at the whole foreign policy portfolio that obama is facing, not just the problem of gaza but the problem of pakistan, iran, egypt, libya is still not a stable situation. i think it only amplifies the problem that this is a really dangerous world and i think part of obama's struggle, in the coming months, and years, can he get some hold on exactly what our policies are, what is the degree of toughness that we are going to employ. because, i think that is still in doubt. >> chris: kim, let's turn to benghazi. congressional committees held a flurry of closed-door sessions this week with top administration officials. the best that you can tell, because they were close to her, what did we learn about administration actions before, during and after the attack. >> we are hearing a whole range of excuses why we had the different comments, in the beginning about whether or not it was the video, whether or not it was the terrorist attack and you have heard the argument maybe it was a hybrid, there was a protest in cairo that inspired the mili
and the u.s. now? >> if you look at the whole foreign policy portfolio that obama is facing, not just the problem in gaza, but we still have the problem with pakistan, iran, egypt and libya is still not a stable situation. i think it only amplifies the problem that this is a really dangerous world, and i think part of obama's struggle in the coming months and year is going to get some hold on exactly what our policies are, what is the degree of toughness that we are going to employ because i think that's still in doubt. >> let's turn to benghazi. congressional committees held a flurry of closed-door hearings this week. what did we learn about administration actions before, during and after the attack? >> well, we are hearing a whole range of interesting excuses as to why we had these different comments in the beginning, about whether or not this was the video, whether or not this was a terrorist attack. you have now heard this argument that maybe it was a hybrid that's correct there was actually initially a protest in cairo but this inspired the militants to arc. in benghazi you also
on the rich. >>> and president obama is dealing with all of this while in the midst of his trip through asia, including israel and gaza on the brink of war. >> we're going to have to see what kind of progress we can make in the next 24-36-48 hours. if we're serious about wantsing to resolve this situation and a create a genuine peace process it starts with no more missiles being fired into israel's territory. >> first off, we're in a developing story in the middle east. let's go now to stephanie gosk, who is in tel aviv with the latest. what's the tone on ground today? >> well you hear the president say that as long as rockets were dropping, it was going to be impossible to get a cease-fire here. and the rockets definitely keep on coming. and there have been attacks back and forth. a couple of volleys of rockets that came toward tel aviv. intercepted by the israeli missile defense system, iron dome, which end up intercepting all four rockets before they hit. southern israel was not quite so lucky. there were five people injured there when a house was targeted by one of the rockets. today the
were killed. how tough a call for netanyahu to go in on the ground for gaza? >> they would prefer not to go in on the ground. the big difference this time is the obama administration that began to distance itself from israel. first term supporting israel. that is an interesting evolution on obama. hopeful one. >> chris: there are other differences, too. hamas has longer range missiles. middle east is different from 2012 of the middle east of 2008. the arab spring. run by the leaders of the muslim brotherhood. what are the challenges for israel and the u.s. now? >> if you look at the foreign policy portfolio that obama is facing. we still have problem of pakistan and iran. libya is not a stable situation. it only amplifies the problem. this is a dangerous world. it will get some hold on exactly what the policies are. what is the degree of toughness that we are going to employ? that is still in doubt. they held flurry of closed door sessions with the top administration officials. best as you can tell, because they were closed door, what did we learn about the administration actions
. israeli forces bombed two media centers in gaza as well as a refugee camp. let's get perspective on the crisis. joining me is the former state department spokesman p.j. raleigh. are president obama's words strong enough in his defense of israel? >> absolutely. as he said in his remarks, no country should have to tolerate a barrage of missiles that put its entire population or a substantial percentage of its population at risk. israel has a right to respond. that said, obviously, how it responds and how it is viewed in this region, a fragile rv region given the events the last couple of years is very important. israel has some difficult calculations to make going forward. >> how about in terms of how chose we are to a middle east war, and if that happens what are the chances of u.s. involvement? how might that play out? >> that's the risk. we have a growing gaza crisis, a civil war in syria next door, unquiet along the israeli/egyptian border, substantial unrest in jordan. any flare-up in one of these, has potential to spread across to the other. most importantly, you have a fragi
Search Results 0 to 9 of about 10 (some duplicates have been removed)